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Message from the Superintendent Dear Parents, The school shooting tragedy in South Florida yesterday reminds us again of our vulnerability and our obligations. Our hearts go out to the students, families and staff in the Broward County School communities. This is a tragically sad moment and a low point in our society and together we must solve… Continue Reading Priority #1: Keeping students and staff safe

The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 19-23 as School Board Recognition Week as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Orono Schools is joining public school districts across Minnesota in honoring local board members for their commitment to the students… Continue Reading Week pays tribute to School Board service

Steve Fedie, former Orono High School teacher, athletic director and football coach, will be inducted into the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. A maximum of six inductees is accepted per year. The honor is reserved for those who have made “significant contributions to Minnesota high school football” and been a head coach… Continue Reading Hall of Fame welcomes new inductee Fedie

Kevin Cornelius and Gabrielle Germanson are the recipients of this year’s Triple A Award at Orono High School. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, honors high school seniors who have excelled in academics, arts and athletics. Cornelius was additionally recognized as the Section 2A male winner. He and other section winners… Continue Reading Cornelius, Germanson receive Triple A Award

Orono Middle School eighth-grader Jack Prisendorf won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee January 23. The school bee, at which students answer questions on geography, was the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. Prisendorf also won the school bee last year. Eighth-grader Mitchell Erb and seventh-grader Joey Mariani placed second… Continue Reading Prisendorf repeats as Geographic Bee champ